Natalie Martinez is a reporter for FOX 7 Austin.
Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie kicked off her career in Nebraska for NTV News where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won first place weekend edition for the Associated Press. After a year she left the cornfields for the story book capitol, Abilene, Texas where she was a crime and courts reporter for KTXS News.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie is happy to be closer to her family and appreciates the rich history of the state’s capitol. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, gloving up for boxing, embracing her Latin roots with dancing and being active in the community.
Sabrina Murray held back tears as she addressed the crowd of rough riders, thanking them for their kindness. Murray explained her daughter Haley is diagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy and has a beautiful smile.
On the second anniversary of Copeland’s death, different law enforcement agencies and the community all gathered outside the police station for a memorial service.
A Dripping Springs family is urging the public to get the Flu shot after their father ended up in the hospital.
Austin Police SWAT surrounded a home in East Austin near LBJ Early College High School Saturday afternoon.
First responders and 911 call takers sacrificed time with their families to help keep Austinites safe this Thanksgiving.
Beginning next week, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will be teaming up with law enforcement to catch habitual toll violators using toll roads, fine them and, at the discretion of the officer, impound violators' cars.
University of Texas at Austin Police have alerted students about a sexual assault that happened near campus.
After losing a legendary World War II airplane just over one year ago, the Highland Lakes Squadron is getting a new vintage aircraft.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect they say following his victims from a bank in New Braunfels to a used car dealership in Jarrell where he broke into their car, stole their money and slashed their tire.
The San Marcos Regional Animal Center reached out to the public for donations on Facebook after San Marcos Animal Control seized more than 100 roosters and hens this week.